The Current Outlook For Interest Rates

March 20, 2019

Apparently, the average interest rate, going back to Egyptian days, is below 5%, and that all the massive spikes in interest rates since 1900 have been due to massive population growth spikes. World population growth rates are slowing and are not expected to spike again, so if you believe that, you can safely forecast interest…

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Who Is Afraid Of A Capital Gains Tax

March 20, 2019

For years people have asked me, as a financial advisor and co-director of Erskine + Owen, if I thought a capital gains tax would come in at any point. I’ve always said it’s possible, but it would have zero to minimal impact on house prices, certainly in the medium to long term. And here we…

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Share In Hill Street Syndication For Sale

February 18, 2019

In June 2017, Erskine + Owen went unconditional on a 31 room lodge in the heart of Hamilton’s CBD. The Hill Street Lodge is a solid 1970’s concrete office block that was converted to student accommodation in the mid-1990s.  It is an established lodging facility that has been in operation for many years. We have…

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What Do Meghan Markle and NZ Property Prices Have In Common

January 17, 2019

I like to think I am immune to those Woman’s Weekly articles about Meghan and Harry. The truth is I secretly have a quick read. Does Meghan really love Harry or is she just in it for the power. And even if she is just a very good actor, does that mean the marriage will…

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New Syndication Opportunities Coming Soon…

January 14, 2019

Last year we successfully syndicated 497 Ladies Mile and following on from the success of this syndication, our team has been hard at work looking for the next opportunity. We are pleased to announce that we are currently undertaking due diligence on several new syndicate prospects and will have new opportunities to bring to market…

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No letting fees – For You Or The Tenant

January 14, 2019

The Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Act has now been passed, As of 12 December 2018, tenants cannot be charged letting fees. Letting fees are normally the equivalent of one week’s rent (excl. GST) and paid at the beginning of a tenancy as an upfront cost to the property manager. As you can imagine,…

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Are You Able To Earn While You Ski?

November 23, 2018

Looking to the future we all know we need to build equity to generate income without us having to work, so why is it that it gets so little attention? Last month a good friend finally bought an investment property. I’d been at him for years and he is now finally on his way to building the equity he’ll need…

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Are You Thinking About Buying An Investment Property?

November 23, 2018

Buying property takes time.  Lots of time.  How much should I spend? Where should I buy? What should I buy? Do I want capital growth or yield?  How do I get a good deal?  How should I structure the purchase?  How do I find time!!!? For over 10 years we have been helping people like…

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Thinking Of Selling?

October 10, 2018

Have changes to property management rules got you thinking of selling? Perhaps before you make the decision to pull the plug it is worth talking to one our advisors at Erskine + Owen first. If after that you still want to sell, then we can help find you the right sales agent. Get in touch…

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New Property Syndication Hamilton

October 10, 2018

Our latest syndication is a 5 unit workshop/storage complex in the rapidly growing area of Frankton in Hamilton. Why Syndicate? Today’s market has multiple challenges. Prices have escalated primarily in the main cities, and now also in regional centers such as Queenstown, Tauranga, and Hamilton. At Erskine + Owen we believe investors need more options and if…

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